The 5 Best Belts for Summer

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Buckle up as we take you through the exciting world of the best belts for summer. There are a number of differences when it comes to getting the perfect belt. Fear not though, as we’ve got you covered. Take a look below at the best belts for summer.

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Now that the summer (well the British equivalent of summer) is now well and truly in swing. Whether you’re out in the city or on the French Riviera, a belt is an outfit, and summer, essential. You might overlook your belt and think “well who really cares?” and that’s not good. We bet that you’ve probably not changed your belt in a good few years and now is the perfect time to upgrade that summer staple.

But what style of belt do you go for in such difficult times? Woven? Leather? Designer?! It’s just all too much. We know as even we’re struggling to take it all in. Thankfully for you, we’re experienced in this dilemma, so we’ve out together this handy little guide so you know which belt is the right one for you. Let’s get started on the five best belts for summer.

Leather

You can’t go wrong with a good old fashioned leather belt, can you? Leather belts for men have been around for centuries and are an essential, whether you wear a suit to work or a pair of jeans. A leather belt can be worn to absolutely anything and is the ultimate smart casual men’s staple for your wardrobe. The leather belt is always a winner so it’s worth investing.

The versatility of this style of belt is what makes it such an essential. We’d recommend wearing your belt with a smart pair of jeans, a striped shirt and some loafers.

Woven

The woven belt is a classic when it comes to belts. They often come in a variety of colours and materials, and are just as perfect as their leather peers. What’s great about a woven belt is their intricacy and reliability. If you’re after a cool belt that’s both versatile and a great investment for your wardrobe, then look no further.

We’d recommend putting a Breton shirt on together with some white chinos for a classic French look. It’s a clean style for this season and screams summer like you wouldn’t believe. Finish the whole thing off with military style shirt and voila. You’re in the streets of Paris already.

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A canvas belt is a great summer wardrobe addition
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Canvas

Although you may be thinking, “but I’m nowhere near my 60s, I can’t be in a canvas belt!” we can assure you that you don’t need a free bus pass to rock a canvas belt in style. The great thing about a canvas belt is the fact that they’re perfect for those casual summer events. A canvas belt, in our eyes, is a men’s summer fashion staple and trust us, we’ve got a few in our wardrobes.

When it comes to styling your men’s belt, you need to go casual. A canvas belt doesn’t have the longevity of its leather or woven companions but can still hold it’s own on a summer night.

String

Now before you laugh, shoe string belts are actually quite big this season. We know, we know, it seems a bit ridiculous but you would be surprised at how popular they have been. You might think it seems like a scenario from secondary school and having to make do with a football boot lace until you got home, but they’re surprisingly cool for the weekend.

To style this weird but wonderful piece, go for a black jacket, some raw hem jeans and a pair of high top Converse, and before you know it you’re nailing the street style look.

Designer

If the shoestring isn’t for you and you’ve got the extra cash then we’d recommend a fashion house’s take on the classic belt. Men’s designer belts are always a statement piece, and every brand on this earth has had a go at making them. From Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès and all the rest, the simple belt has been transformed into an eye catching piece in your wardrobe.

A designer belt is perfect for the club if you’re trying to show off and can also be worn to the office. Due to the premium quality and the brand name, you can expect to pay a little bit more when it comes to these belts. However, you should look at these more as an investment than a quick splash of cash as they can be expected to last a lot longer.

The 5 Best Belts for Summer

  • The leather is an all year essential. Perfect for the office, everyday and all those formal events.
  • Woven belts are also a must have. Just like a leather belt, these are just as versatile to dress up or down.
  • A canvas belt is great for the hotter months, great for those summer evenings and when you’re on holiday.
  • String belts may seem weird but they’re definitely one for those casual weekend outings.
  • Designer belts are an investment piece, so if you’ve got the money then go for a statement designer belt.
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With the right outfit, a string belt doesn’t look that bad, right?
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On That Note

Picking a new belt is always a hard decision, but sometimes your belt needs updating. A leather or woven belt is the more obvious choice as they go with a lot more and can be worn everyday. With a canvas belt, this is a lot more summery so it limits where you can wear it, as does a shoestring. Designer is the way to go if you’ve got the cash to spare as they’re a statement piece. So, now you know your options, go and find yourself a new belt.

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